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Reminisce Extra

Reminisce Extra May 2021

Get even more "time capsules" of life from the 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's filled with reader-written stories, pictures from the past, embarrassing moments, ads from the Old Days and much more!    Relax, Laugh and Remember.   Reminisce EXTRA is delivered in between your issues of Reminisce.

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United States
Language:
English
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Trusted Media Brands Inc.
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Bimonthly
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6 Issues

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1 min
circling back

Consuming a steady diet of pop culture as a kid, I knew all the TV ad jingles and sang them often. We couldn’t know it then, but the ’70s proved to be the last great era for jingles. They grew rarer in the ’80s and ’90s, and all but disappeared by the early 2000s, when advertisers opted to license existing music instead of creating original tunes. As the so-called King of the Jingle Steve Karmen, composer of the “Nationwide Is on Your Side” jingle, among others, told The Atlantic , “the industry that I was in is no more.” So before these little gems are lost to history, put your mental tape recorder on replay and try our quiz in “Sing Along with Jingles” (page 40). This month, I have a…

1 min
value of connections

A contributor brightened my day with an unexpected connection between readers (see “Circling Back,” left). Just as often, connections also brighten the magazine’s pages: A while ago, my colleague Amy Silvers reminded me of a profile she’d written in 2010. Amy is now one of our excellent copy editors, but then, she was the award-winning obituary writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. (We were colleagues there, too.) Her terrific report on Korean War surgeon Dr. Hugh Hickey, below, led me to invite his son Dave to tell his father’s story for Reminisce Extra. His touching and fascinating account begins on page 24.…

1 min
tell us your story!

MEDAL OF HONOR We are collecting profiles of Medal of Honor recipients for a special feature. Tell us about the honoree and how he earned the medal. Label your story and photos “Medal of Honor.” DEPARTMENTS Submissions for our many standing departments are welcome. Below are a few favorites. Still can’t decide where your story belongs? Send it along and let us figure it out. Growing Up: Joys of childhood and the teenage years. Pictures from the Past: How we lived and looked back when. Is it a fantastic picture? Send it for consideration for our Back Cover. True Love: From first dates to last dances. At Work: Jobs that earned a place in your memory. Brush with Fame: The thrill of meeting someone famous. Keepsakes: Stories behind treasured items passed down or kept for years. PHOTO TIPS Identify the people,…

1 min
reminisce

EDITORIAL EXECUTIVE EDITOR Kirsten Schrader ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Christina Spalatin DEPUTY EDITOR Mary-Liz Shaw EDITOR Natalie Wysong LAYOUT DESIGNER Payton Grote DEPUTY EDITOR, COPY DESK Dulcie Shoener COPY EDITORS Ann Walter (senior), Amy Rabideau Silvers, Kara Dennison, Sara Strauss; Deb Warlaumont Mulvey (contributing) SENIOR EDITOR, DIGITAL Lori Vanover CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Russ Maki DIRECTOR, EDITORIAL OPERATIONS Kelly Madison-Liebe SENIOR RIGHTS ASSOCIATE Jill Godsey EDITORIAL BUSINESS ASSISTANT Megan Smith PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Jon Syverson SENIOR MANAGER, PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGIES Dena Ahlers BUSINESS ANALYSTS Shannon Stroud (senior); John Piccirillo; Jill Banks (junior) BUSINESS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING Lora Gier EASTERN ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Pete Holfelder Jr. MIDWEST ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Kim Krubeck Hinrichs DIRECT RESPONSE ADVERTISING Warren Berger, wberger@mediapeople.com ART DIRECTOR Michael Castellano BUSINESS DIRECTOR Gisele Myer DIRECTOR, MAGAZINE & BOOK PRODUCTION Leslie Kogan PRODUCTION MANAGER Aracely Lopez TRUSTED MEDIA BRANDS,…

2 min
3d, cargo pants and murphy’s law

Sports, TV, movies, literature: Entertainment is golden this year. The Yankees sign rookie Mickey Mantle. I Love Lucy and Dragnet debut on TV. The African Queen is a surprise hit, earning Humphrey Bogart his only Oscar. Holden Caulfield calls out the phonies in J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye . And parents feel better about their own bratty kids when they see Dennis the Menace in action. Meanwhile, direct-dial coast-to-coast phone service begins. President Harry Truman fires Gen. Douglas MacArthur. And these words are in common use, per Merriam-Webster. 3D: Two short animated 3D films revive interest in a ’20s technology, above, as movies look for an edge over TV. In 1952, Bwana Devil will set off a short-lived 3D craze. APRES SKI: Socially winding down at the end of a…

2 min
novelty song gets attention

Author William Saroyan and his cousin Ross Bagdasarian wrote “Come on-a My House” in 1939. It was an odd creative pairing: Saroyan was an established writer, with a Pulitzer Prize—which he’d declined—and an Academy Award to his name. The younger Bagdasarian had yet to make his mark, though he would go on to fame under the name David Seville. Ross Bagdasarian as David Seville wrote the 1958 novelty hits “Witch Doctor” and “The Chipmunk Song,” which went to No. 1 on the pop charts. “Come on-a My House” was an interpretation of a folk song from the cousins’ Armenian heritage. It wasn’t until 1950 that the duo found a use for the bouncy tune in the off-Broadway musical The Son. In 1951, Columbia Records’ Mitch Miller offered the song to vocalist Rosemary Clooney.…